'Pinkie' is an outstanding rose with small, cupped, semi-double, fragrant blooms that occur in large clusters. It blooms almost continuously, producing large trusses of flowers on a small vigorous bushy plant from mid-March until first frost.
'Pinkie' is an extremely prolific bloomer, completely covering the plant with flowers repeated throughout the growing season.
'Pinkie' blooms are loosely semi-double and hightly fragrant.
The blooms are followed by nice orange-red hips in the fall.
'Pinkie' is a truly outstanding rose with small rose bush that produces amazing quantities of cupped, semi-double, fragrant blooms in large clusters. Pinkie blooms almost continuously and it makes an exceptional patio rose.
Swim, H. C.
'Pinkie' was bred by Swim in the United States, and introduced by Armstrong Nursery in 1947.
1947 [ United States ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 3 ' to 4 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'Pinkie' forms a dense twiggy bush, 2' to 3' high and 2' wide.
The foliage is bright green, soft, and glossy, with mostly 7 leaflets per leaf.
C - Continuous. 'Pinkie' starts blooming mid march in the Texas Hill Country and blooms more or less continuously until frost.
| Flower Size: 1.75" to 2.50" Cluster Size: 10 to 12 Petal Count: 16 to 16 |
'Pinkie' flowers are small (1-3/4" to 3"), cupped, semi-double (16 petals) and occur in large trusses.
mp - Medium Pink. 'Pinkie blooms are medium pink and tend to fade somewhat in the sunlight.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
VF - Very Fragrant. Pinkie has a very strong fragrance.
Globose; Orange-Red; 3/8". 'Pinkie has a nice display of hips in the fall.
Zones 6 - 9
'Pinkie' is very hardy and fairly tolerant of poorer soils.
'Pinkie' is easily propagated from cuttings.
'Pinkie' is suitable for low hedging, mass plantings, and growing in pots.
'Pinkie' was named for a hit movie of the day staring Jeanne Crain. It won the 1948 AARS award and is a very desirable Patio Rose.
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